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has a heart and spirit and sold it does much more for our city knowing about you and covenant house i felt very privileged to write the foreword because it would recognize the fact my dad would have been homeless himself. board to a single mother, very poor. and even more so. my dad was po. [laughter] he could not afford the other two letters. [laughter] but through his extraordinary love his family kept him on a trajectory forward. he was able to put first semester's tuition but it is a conspiracy of love makes me to i am today but it starts with the young people. what bothers me is he talks so dramatically in a negative fashion and we don't realize everyone end was of a child to prevent the challenges he faces as an adult. douglas said it is easier to raise strongmen. who i feel the urgency we do not prioritize our children as much as we should. >> you say the labor party is the forward. it is so from the heart and this week you are engaged in the snap challenge? >> i was up late with my girlfriend on twitter. [laughter] when will our mayor get a life? it was a sunday night going ba
inskeep, co-host of morning edition on npr and the author of this book, his first book, "instant city: life and death in catchy." karachi." steve inskeep, what happened in karachi on december 20, 2000? >> i'll let you and thanks by the way for the invitation and what for you guys are doing. on december 20, 2009 there was a religious procession in the middle of this gigantic mega- city, one of the rapidly growing megacities in the world that was bomb. it's a tragic story but when you begin digging into the details of that single day, peeling back the layers, what i discovered was the star that to me a loom and it's the way the world is developing, the way the world is going. the way that different kinds of people are coming together in cities, sometimes quite violently, and thrashing out our future. this is an event i learned about that became this book. now, how many people were killed, who bombed to? >> about three dozen people. saying precisely who bombed who is challenging, but in the end it turned out to be am at least according to the authorities, a militant group which is why ma
a good grade to score well on the standardized exams they tried this in new york city, washington, d.c. and chicago. in dallas they tried offering second graders to dollars for each book they read it's a promising idea that people are not very happy about it but let's have a discussion here and begin by taking a survey of opinion to the if you were the superintendent of one of these school districts and you were approached with this proposal, how many things it is a good idea worth trying and how many of you would object in principle? let's see first how many of you would object? how many of you would not like this idea? quite a few. and how many think that it's worth trying? all right we have a pretty good division of opinion. let's begin by those that object. who was willing to explain to offer your reason why do you think this would be objectionable in principle? and who will start us off? yes, stand up and we will get you a microphone. >> go ahead. >> i would object because there is a basic value in learning and a basic excitement about learning new things if you start paying for
for your own purposes and it comes out of kosciuszko's money. city was using it like william schwartz money, collateral and is a very ingenious method of financial methods that makes today's time managers looks like pikers. he was very skillful's and that was one of the ways he got access to money. >> actually -- >> is not just kosciuszko and short but there's a list of people. that's what he was able to live with the debt. >> did you see the letter written after jefferson's death went randall tried to revise the will? he wrote to the war in europe was apparently controlling the funds. he said, can we please revise this because i'd like to get those funds? i just don't know if you've seen it. >> by the 1816 will vindicate the previous wills and that was a decision of the supreme court. so it was an uphill legal battle to try to get -- >> yes, because jefferson didn't cut the legal system off at the past by pressing the will when he had the chance spent really could be? because it was contested almost immediately by kosciuszko armstrong sank of course in the back of his mind, and so -- >> [i
the inauguration of the new brazilian president rio de janeiro city she called the most spectacularly youthful city she had ever seen and where the parties at the palace were fabulous. she did find it required quite a different -- they were experiencing a 75-degree climate change when they went in one day. until i bet you're the nixon's set off on another world tour. explained in a letter to helene that this was a fast and full trip. in the course of one day we were in three countries, thailand, pakistan and turkey. although her husband met with government leaders she again had our own schedule of events. again she wrote, it was a busy and happy but in such a short time so much could be accomplished. november of 1958 the couple traveled to london, where pat out much of the british press with her netting wardrobe and unspoiled manner. the following year they went to the soviet union and poland. in moscow that confronted nikita khrushchev in a famous kitchen debate during which the two leaders argued communism and capitalism in an exhibition of americans who markets. pat once again had our own agenda
a free city protected by the western powers. in 1958, there was an ultimatum. the west had to be out of berlin in six months or else. this was a crisis, the gravest crisis of the cold war up to that point. the prez -- the press, congress, and the administration thought if meant war. we needed resolve to beef up the troops' strength and defy the red army. meeting privately with the leaders, president eisenhower said we're not going to do that. indeed, he said, we're cutting forces in germany by 50,000 men. his advisers and the congressmen bewildered. cut the troop strength? won't that show weakness? ike was all alone and heavily criticized in the press. he seemed utterly unphased. eisenhower had a great capacity to take responsibility. he may have seen that famous photograph taken of ike on the eve of d-day in june 1944. general eisenhower, the supreme allied commander, wearing normal uniform, talking to a group of paratroopers, geared up, faces blackened, ready to jump mind german lines. ike came to see the men because he was told they were not likely to come back. the airborne assau
to a store i wouldn't linger in the contested neighborhoods if you went into sadr city and some security it was a million times better than it was in 06 and 07 and i have to say from a military perspective the surge did strike down level violence and it's the surge that made it possible for the forces to leave the there are a very unsettled political issues including the worrisome trend by the iraqi government. >> the inside story of the struggle from iraq to george tebeau bush to barack obama. it's november of 2012 right now. how many americans are in iraq as we speak? >> what they are is about 200 all the miller duty to american military personnel succumbed to the embassy and the primary duty is to sell american military equipment to the f-16 and the white before the attache function and then there is a true resizable american embassy which is going to be contracted by the state department reduced by may 25%. but what you don't have, and there is a consulate in kurdistan and outside of basra in iraq but the united states has lost a lot of situational awareness of the seven in iraq beca
, i love the city left a job you love to do this. that. you said that you might write something else. were you going to do next? >> sure. the good news about this is that for me, when writing this book, there are certain things i could never write about. like any type of ongoing criminal investigation in any of that information is just completely out of bounds for me. you know, there is all sort of grand jury concerns and investigations. when i wrote this book, what i decided to do was instead of doing anything that would require industry permission, a stop to the topics and issues that i knew came nowhere even close to any type of privileges. whether criminal law or otherwise. other privileges as well. as an office, we were required to be under certain things. but i really touch on areas that i did not have to run my butt by the treasury department in any way shape or form. they weren't happy about the hard truth that i tried to deliver in this book. so it really wasn't -- i really didn't do anything or go in any of those areas. you know, sometimes a little frustrating because there
miles inside time in his east germany but was still a free city protected by the western powers. in november 1958, khrushchev delivered an ultimatum. the west had to be out of berlin and six months, or else. this is a crisis, the greatest crisis of the cold war up to that point. the press, congress and much of the eisenhower administration this men were. we need to show resolve, it was said, to beef up our troop strength and get ready to divide the red army. meeting privately with his advisers and congressional leaders, president eisenhower said we aren't going to do that. indeed he said we're cutting our forces in germany by 50,000. is advisors and accounting were bewildered. cut our troop strength? won't that show went to this -- won't that show weakness? i was all alone. he was heavily criticized in the press. but he is seen utterly unfazed. i've now had a great capacity to take responsibility. the amazing that famous photograph taken of ike on the eve of d-day, june 1944, general eisenhower as a supreme allied commander wearing his uniform and talking to a group of paratroop
the chicago school board in the catholic interracial council as a supporter of desegregation of the city schools. shriver's prominence in the commercial and social life of the state soon lead to interest on the part of the political leaders to nominate him for governor of illinois. but by then, his brother-in-law, john kennedy, was running for president. shriver served us kennedy's chair for illinois and also head of the campaign civil rights division. in that capacity, leading a campaign, he convinced kennedy to telephone caruthers scott king in the matter of his imprisonment on the trumped up charges. it was a risky move given the residual racism that still tainted american life. but many analysts had concluded that the phone call attracted enough african-american votes to the democratic party that your to win a razor-thin victory to john kennedy. after the inauguration, president kennedy asked shriver to assume leadership as the founding director of the peace corps. when asked why he had selected his brother in law for the job, kennedy said that if the project were to become a flop, i
. and went upstairs. this is in the heart of the city. so went upstairs. a few seconds later came down screaming. the devil jesus. 0 oh, the blood of jesus. this shall not -- he was looking at him, what is the problem in he goes there and encounters carvings of the deities. works of art, but because they're not picasso, they're works of the devil. this is nigeria, just like myself, and this is encountered on the comic level, the absurd level, and on the tragic level, which really is where we are today. in the situation where these holy warriors go to institutions, and this is one incident in nubi, went to the school, the institution, had a list -- they'd taken the trouble to penetrate and collect a list and they called oat the children one-by-one and shot them, 46. shot them,. i try as hard as i can to be as even-handed as possible in the book, but these are issues which agitate one rightly, i think. i try to be as balanced as possible. i can claim that because i have a feeling if the book -- in the process because a book sometimes begins -- even the prisoning process -- some of you kn
involved in everything. i think filing for divorce. city comes out with 600 pages or so. if everything arnold schwarzenegger has ever done from growing up in a time australia and the bodybuilding. pages and pages about hottie building. it is incredible -- and some is an incredible american immigrant story. he becomes a movie star and then becomes governor of california. meanwhile, this is an affair with the housekeeper about five pages in the book. and he deals with it doesn't say much, makes a mistake, regrets it in those situations. i got an interview with him on the phone friday before the book was coming out. he already agreed to be on 60 minutes and they had a lot more time. midway through the interview he said i don't -- and i cannot do arnold well. he said i don't like to read this interview is going because he thought to many questions have to do with the housekeeper, not about his accomplishments as governor. if you like arnold shorts and bigger, it's all there. it briefly made our bestseller lists and then went away. >> host: political pundits. we get the political pundits bo
in the emerald city was about baghdad. "little america" is about afghanistan. >> and now on c-span2 we bring you booktv. on this holiday weekend, we've extended our booktv programming until wednesday, december 26th, at 8 a.m. eastern. and here are some of the programs to look out for this weekend. today at 2 p.m. eastern in light of congress discussing the so-called fiscal cliff, booktv highlights a few programs about economics. michael j. sandell, george w. bush, steve forbes all weigh in. and then at 9 p.m. craig whitney sits down with the former president of the brady campaign to prevent gun violence to discuss his book "living with guns: a liberal's case for the second amendment." watch these programs and more all weekend long on booktv. for a complete schedule, visit >>
home to monticello city could be this way. every winter the revolutionary war, george washington suffering through the freezing weather valley forge was martha washington with her white bonnet. by starting the first ladies beget new insights on on the presidents and new insights on other things. apropos to my book washington -- -- alexander hamilton one of the chapters in the book talks about hamilton's history of womanizing. for example bill clinton was not the first and bill clinton was not the worst when it comes to misbehavior in high office. there's a long history of it and arnold schwarzenegger and john edwards, david petraeus had nothing on alexander hamilton. if you read for example letters written by martha washington going to the winter camp, she didn't complain about the weather. she didn't complain about the harsh conditions but she did complain about one thing. there was a was a tomcat one winter that was misbehaving and it was noisy and kept her awake at night so she nicknamed the tomcat alexander hamilton. because of all the young girls will come into the camp. i a
century, beginning of the 14th century, venice is one of the biggest cities in europe, one of the biggest and richest and that's kind of remarkable because if you've ever been there, it's such a crummy place. rd, mosquito bitten, lagoons, very hard to build are the only reason italians ended up babies because they chased them off the good land. so yours is incredibly rich, incredibly powerful state, sending its trade mission to china, controlling creeks, lands along the croatian coast, controlling my inspiring to the italian and land. how did they do it? to the nations of this fabulous right we can still taste today, where the liquor in her to probably the most innovative and economic system at that time. they have a particular form of contract system, which allowed. unusually if you were a person willing to take on risk. even if you didn't have capital, you could share in a deal with the partner who did have capital: a trading nation in the guy who didn't have capital, but he raced his life took a share of the profits. this really was the reason you have this huge market title vicar and
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